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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2012 is October 14-20. Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.

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Need Help? Go to Youth Court

Have you violated any traffic laws? Getting a ticket when you’re a teen is not an easy thing to deal with. Youth Court can help you out. Here’s our video. What is Youth Court? Youth led and youth driven. The judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, bailiff, court clerk and defendants are all teenagers. They hear […]

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Teen Film Festival

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 2nd Annual TEEN Film Festival THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO A LACK OF FILMS ENTRIES Call for films Make a short movie about anything that inspires you and have it shown to a live audience!  Your team may even win a fabulous prize! Your film can […]



In previous blog posts, we have covered a wide range of topics like comic book movies, big events in the comic world, and even briefly looked at the history of comics. This month, let’s discuss the actual hobby of comic book collecting. Here are a few simple things you should be familiar with before starting […]

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2012 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

The Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens from around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  You can vote for your favorites on the list during August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. We’ll be having a Books […]

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Welcome to the blog from the staff of Gatekeeper Hobbies. This blog will cover a variety of topics from the pop culture world including comic books and anime. It‘s hot in Topeka and the box office is just as blazing with The Amazing Spider-Man web-slinging his way to the silver screen and the finale of The Dark Knight […]